Great Cornish Food Festival

22 – 23 – 24 September 2017

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For three days at the end of September, Truro’s Lemon Quay played host to the largest event anywhere dedicated entirely to Cornwall’s remarkable food and drink. With over 41,000 people attending, it was one of the largest and most well attended of events in the 14 years that it has been going.

This year, local hero and Michelin starred chef Nathan Outlaw, opened the festival on Friday 22nd September and did a demonstration on the main stage of the Sharp’s Brewery Festival Theatre.

What happened at this year’s festival:

  • Visitors were able to sample, learn, discover, try before they bought and browsed around 70 food and drink exhibitors, selling everything from pasties to peanut butter, from land and sea, and all produced in Cornwall.
  • There was a rolling three-day programme of demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings and tutorials featuring culinary maestros across two stages including ‘Ice Cream Yoga’ from Kelly’s of Cornwall and Kernow King with the Etherington’s Pasty’s Crimpetts.
  • The Croust Bar featured a Cornish drinks bar and a variety of food stallholders served freshly prepared hot and cold meals and snacks to eat in or take away.
  • There was also an outdoor street market, plus street food stalls selling everything  from pulled pork to posh crab sandwiches.
  • There was live cooking challenges on the main stage and often with audience participation!
  • It was FREE ENTRY over the whole festival. We therefore encouraged visitors to the festival to use both the Truro Park & Ride sites, as well Kernow buses, trains to Truro and the ferry from Falmouth and St Mawes.

Great Cornish Food Festival